Posts Tagged ‘modular’
Lately the push for smaller and quieter systems leaves many enthusiasts and the D.I.Y. crowd needing smaller and smaller power supplies (PSU's). It's not entirely uncommon to see systems being built with powerful hardware like the 780Ti, but with PSUs no larger than 550-600 watts. It therefore makes more sense than ever to go for a PSU that is as efficient as possible to make sure you have as few problems as possible while still being able to do what we all love to do: tune our systems and squeeze the most performance out of them as possible. Enermax has seen fit to produce what they feel is a worthy solution to your small system building needs. The Revolution XT PSU lineup ranges from 430 to 730 watt capabilities; all carry the 80+ Gold certification for power efficiency, have flat cables and are semi-modular. Could this be the next PSU you select for your system builder needs? Let's delve deeper and find out as we review the Enermax Revolution XT 630W 80+ Gold Modular PSU.
Power supplies in the 1000W still offer plenty of power to those who will predominantly run multiple graphics cards in their systems, but that doesn't mean these units need to cost a fortune. Indeed, there is a considerable market for those enthusiasts who are of more modest means, and still want plenty of power. This is where the Raidmax 1000AE 1000W might offer a solution. It's a kilowatt unit that's very reasonably priced at only $150. Frankly, that's a steal of a deal, and if you want a power supply that's partly modular, sleekly styled, and won't break the bank, you might want to have a closer look at this Raidmax unit.
Today we're looking at a unit from Lepa, specifically the G Series 850W power supply, which comes with a partly modular design, flat cables, and 80Plus Gold certification. With a solid feature set and the ability to run a couple of high-end graphics cards, the Lepa G Series 850W looks like a promising power supply. Lepa is the sister company to Enermax, a company which is known to make some of the best power supplies on the market, though interestingly they are not the OEM on this particular unit. So, can this non-Enermax Lepa unit measure up? Let's take a closer look and find out.
be quiet! may not be a very well known name in North America, but in the European market, and particularly in Germany, it's an entirely different story; they're industry heavyweights. With an established reputation in the power supply market, the company is looking to expand further west, particularly in North America, and from what we've seen so far with their products, they appear to be on the right track. The be quiet! PowerZone 1000W features stunning styling, fully modular design, and quiet operation. Priced at $189 and 80Plus Bronze certified, can the performance measure up? Let's take a closer look at the PowerZone 1000W and see if it can meet be quiet!'s claims and our expectations.
The Cougar CMX V3 850W is an enthusiast-oriented mid-range power supply, and while this unit isn't a beast like some we've seen of late, it is 80PLUS Bronze certified and comes with a partly modular design, with the intent of providing value to consumers on a budget. Let's take a closer look.
The Antec High Power Gamer M 750W is a mid-range power supply that comes 80PLUS Bronze certified, sports a modular design (hence the new "M" moniker), and has a price tag of $99. That's reasonably priced for the average gamer or casual enthusiast who doesn't want to break the bank, while still hoping to score solid performance for their hard-earned cash.
There aren't many 80PLUS Platinum power supplies on the market in the 800-900W power range, so the Antec High Current Pro Platinum 850W comes with considerable interest to us. Antec is a respected name in the component industry, and while this one isn't a monster premium power supply like some we've seen of late, the HCP-850 is well featured and comes with a price $249. Let's take a closer look at this Antec power supply and see how it fares.
SilverStone is a respected name in the component industry, and we've seen some behemoth power supplies from the company in the past. Although this one isn't a monster premium power supply like some we've seen of late, the Strider Gold 650W is 80PLUS Gold certified and comes with a price of $125. Seems good so far, so let's take a closer look at this SilverStone power supply and see how it fares.
With the large number of keyboards available in today's market, sometimes looking for the one with the right fit and feel can be a challenge. In recent years mechanical keyboards have become popular, but before this, we saw several membrane style keyboards become popular among gamers. Today we have something that could be a little more special, and might give users the right combination of customization that no other keyboard can offer. Today we have the Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 in for review. The Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 brings a whole new level of gaming experience with its completely modular design. This feature packed keyboard is like nothing we have seen before. As we dive into the experience of the S.T.R.I.K.E. 7, we are going to see how this keyboard stacks up to today's popular mechanical keyboards as well as the membrane style keyboards. Before we continue, let's talk a little about Mad Catz. Mad Catz has been one of the leaders in gaming accessories and peripherals for some time. Most already know the name Mad Catz when they are thinking about buying accessories for PC or console gaming. Mad Catz even has a gaming team that competes in world tournaments. Who could be better to develop and release products from gamers to gamers?
Enermax is known for some premium power supplies, and the one we're examining today is no different: the MaxRevo 1500W. It's a beast of a unit, with an enormous amount of available power in a fully modular design. There's a price premium here, but does it have the top performance to match? Let's find out.
The Toughpower XT Gold 1475W is a beast of a power supply, with an enormous amount of juice, and despite a lack of 80Plus Platinum it's still very much a premium unit. It comes with an expensive price tag for those with big power demands, so let's see if the performance can measure up.
One of the things that virtually all power supplies have in common is the drab exteriors. However, NZXT has made a rather bold decision to bring to us their new HALE90 V2 series which showcase an all-white exterior. This move will set NZXT apart from the crowd just for the aesthetics alone. However, we shouldn't be buying a power supply solely based on its color; it still must meet the power requirements for our individual system’s requirements. The new HALE90 V2 1000W from NZXT is a premium-class unit that offers a fully modular design, unique and sleek styling, and claims excellent performance for demanding consumers.
The PC Power & Cooling MK III Silencer 750W features sexy styling, a partially modular setup, an 80Plus Gold certification, and a solid price of $150. We know that power supplies are a component where quality is critically important, and you get what you pay for. So does the quality of the MK III Silencer reflect its price, or can it reach beyond and amount to something more for consumers looking to find a great deal? Let's find out.
Lately we've started seeing a few more 80Plus Platinum certified power supplies, and today we're looking at one from Thermaltake: the Toughpower XT Platinum 1275W. It's a rather stealthy aesthetic, but good looks and nice features will only get you so far though, as performance is what matters in the end. Coming with a price tag of $290, the Thermaltake Toughpower XT Platinum 1275W certainly brings a premium price tage, but does it have the top performance to match? Let's find out.
Today we will be taking a looking at one of Azio's newest gaming keyboards on the market, the Azio Levetron Mech5 mechanical keyboard. The Mech5 is Azio's most innovative mainstream mechanical gaming keyboard available today. As of the last few years, mechanical keyboards have gotten really popular and we are seeing many competitors releasing their own designs in an attempt to capitalize on this new craze. Azio designed the Levetron Mech5 to be completely modular, so fit and finish will be an important aspect to keep in mind; however, let's not forget that functionality is just as important when it comes to mechanical gaming keyboards. So today we are going to put the Azio Levetron Mech5 to the test and see how it stacks up.